this post is meant to be a quick reply to an article in our inbox that asked if you should be evading chinese flock in chat apps. chinese flock is an algorithmically generated and trained chat bot that is capable of getting you to open a lot of your phone’s web browser before you even realize it. This is the third article in a row where we have tried and failed at this particular task.
There’s no such thing as an AI; the AI can do anything. That’s the problem of AI-based systems; they usually have their own algorithms to learn. But how do we learn how our AI works? We can build our own AI. So we could work with our AI in the future, but we’ll have to spend some time learning how to do it in the meantime.
A much more interesting problem would be to learn how to predict what other people do on the internet. For example, when you log into your Facebook account, how do you predict whether or not your friend will have a Facebook account? And when you go to chat on your messaging app, what are the odds that your friend will? You can learn this stuff by looking at data.
We’ve been doing that for a long time on our website. We’ve been doing it for years now (with the help of the “learn to code” course), and we use real-life data (like Twitter activity) to determine what people are likely to do in the future. We can train our AI to do this, too, when they see an image of a cat that’s just moved, then later see a cat that’s just moved again.
This is a neat trick, if you can do something similar with your friends. Imagine a website that showed you a bunch of pictures of people you probably wouldn’t want to hang out with, but you could see what they were up to in the future. The AI would have to look at all these pictures of people, find a couple of friends in them and then see what they might be up to in the future.
So how does this work? A good friend of mine, Kevin, created an app, evading chinese flock, where he shows you an image of a cat that you might not have seen in the past few days. You then have the option of hiding the image from your friends, or hiding it from the AI.
You can hide the cat by either hiding it from chinese birds, or by hiding it from the chinese flock. The latter of which is really easy to do, because the AI can have a bunch of birds with it. However, the cat is hard to catch, so if you want to see the image of the cat, hide it from the AI.
The cat has been hiding in plain sight for a while, but now the AI is trying to steal it away. The bird in the background is trying to take it out too, but the cat is hiding in the AI’s web browser, so the AI couldn’t see it unless it was hiding from you. Of course, the cat could still be there, but the AI has apparently put the cat in front of the camera to make it look like it is a cat.
The cat is a bit of a weird little girl, but the AI is trying to find her when she reaches the bottom of the screen, and she is trying to find a cat that looks like a cat.
The cat is kind of a bad-ass cat in a bad-ass-cat world, and the fact that it is hiding in a web browser is a really bad idea for a cat. The fact that it is being followed by a cat is even worse, because the cat is trying to follow you. It’s kind of hard to trust a cat with your phone, but you shouldn’t trust the AI with your phone either.